Rank Company Location Year end Sales £m Operating profit £m Staff Main shareholders
1 VertexOutsourced services provider London Mar-06 415.9 1 9,558 Oakhill Capital Partners, GenNx360, Knox Lawrence
2 GSLSupport services provider Worcestershire Dec-06 *402.4 *5.0 9,507 Englefield Capital (40%), Cognetas (40%), management (20%)
3 CP HoldingsConglomerate Watford Dec-06 *402.0 *28.0 8,300 Schreier family trusts (100%)
4 FarmfoodsFrozen food retailer Birmingham Dec-05 400.6 6 3,071 Eric Herd (97%), William McCreadie (3%)
5 GondolaRestaurant operator Central London Jul-06 †396.8 †71.0 11,083 Cinven (100%)
6 CountrysideHousebuilder Brentwood Sep-06 396 34 755 Cherry family (50%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (50%)
7 NCPCar park operator Croyden Dec-06 *395.6 *-10.0 6,291 Macquarie Europe
8 PerrysCar dealer Northampton Dec-06 395.2 9 1,379 Denise Millard (60%), Ken Savage (20%)
9 BayfordFuel distributor West Yorkshire Jun-06 392.1 4 201 Jonathan Turner (100%)
10 2 Sisters Food GroupFood producer Birmingham Jul-06 *377.0 n/a 3,500 Baljinder and Ranjit Boparan (100%)
11 Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailer County Antrim Dec-06 376.4 12 1,877 G Agnew (37%), M Agnew (37%), Ardbarron Trust (24%)
12 PA Consulting GroupManagement, IT consultancy Central London Dec-06 374.4 39 2,845 Employees (100%)
13 MaceConstruction project manager Central London Dec-06 *372.5 *14.0 1,957 Senior management team (100%)
14 McCarthy & StoneRetirement house builder Bournemouth Aug-06 370.2 109 1,094 Bank of Scotland Corporate, Aldersgate, Lehman brothers, West Coast Capital
15 PolestarContract printer Dunstable Sep-06 370 23 4,084 BlueBay, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Royal Bank of Scotland
16 flybeAirline operator Exeter Mar-07 *367.5 *18.0 3,000 Rosedale Aviation (69%), staff (16%), BA (15%)
17 WarburtonsBaker Bolton Sep-06 †366.3 †48.0 4,077 Warburton family (100%)
18 Fresca GroupFresh produce wholesaler Kent Apr-06 359.9 8 928 Mack family (54%)
19 Willmott Dixon GroupConstruction contractor Hertfordshire Dec-06 359.3 12 802 Willmott family (60%), Dixon family (20%), management (20%)
20 ArqivaCommunications services provider Winchester Jun-07 *355.1 *103.0 1,420 Macquarie investment vehicle
21 BOCM PAULS (Agricola Group)Animal feed manufacturer Ipswich Dec-05 354.7 2 1,010 Management and employees (89%), Cognetas (8%)
22 WeetabixBreakfast cereal maker Northamptonshire Dec-05 †353.3 †47.0 2,652 Lion Capital (100%)
23 William Grant & SonsSpirits distiller Banffshire Dec-05 352.6 73 1,030 Bath Street Nominees (43%), Peter and Grant Gordon
24 Agnew GroupCar dealer Belfast Dec-06 *348.6 *15.0 950 Agnew family (77%), Roadfield Motors (23%)
25 Healthcare at HomeHome healthcare provider Burton upon Trent Oct-06 †346.7 †7.0 664 Management, Hutton Collins
26 ZavviEntertainment retailer West London Mar-06 *343.1 *-37.0 3,089 Management
27 Telegraph Media GroupNews publisher Central London Dec-06 *341.1 *37.0 1,012 Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay (100%)
28 Watson PetroleumFuel distributor Wiltshire Apr-07 *340.3 *3.0 373 Watson family (100%)
29 Bibby Line GroupConglomerate Liverpool Dec-06 337.4 23 3,656 Michael Bibby and family (88%)
30 Bargain BoozeConvenience/off-licence franchisor Crewe Apr-06 †336.0 †9.0 240 ECI Partners, management
31 SHS GroupBrand owner Belfast Dec-05 330.9 32 799 Geoff Salters and family (50%), Joe Sloan and family (50%)
32 HalcrowEngineering consultancy West London Dec-06 330.4 12 4,813 Halcrow Trust (78%), employees (22%)
33 Barchester HealthcareCare home operator Southwest London Dec-06 327.9 37 12,562 Grove Investments
34 SelfridgesDepartment store operator Central London Jan-06 *315.4 *41.0 2,469 Wittington Investments (100%)
35 IM GroupCar distributor West Midlands Dec-06 315.1 14 344 Robert Edmiston (100%)
36 James Hall & CoGrocery wholesaler Preston Mar-06 314.3 10 2,263 Hall family (100%)
37 Noble FoodsEgg products manufacturer Hertfordshire Sep-05 313.8 10 2,456 Peter Dean (93%)
38 PoundlandDiscount retailer West Midlands Mar-07 310.7 5 4,540 Advent (78%), David Dodd (12%), management (10%)
39 Eastern Western Motor GroupCar dealer Edinburgh Dec-06 *308.0 *2.0 971 Douglas John Brown (99%)
40 Argent Group EuropeFood supplier Central London Dec-06 307.8 10 864 Cinven (57%), others (23%), management (20%)
41 Pets At HomePet products retailer Cheshire Mar-07 *306.5 *29.0 3,500 Bridgepoint Capital, management
42 Helston GaragesCar dealer Cornwall Dec-06 *301.0 *8.0 760 David and Betty Carr (100%)
43 Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesaler Wembley Mar-06 299 8 327 Dhamecha family (100%)
44 Ideal StelradRadiator and boiler maker Newcastle Dec-06 *295.5 *28.0 2,368 Warburg Pincus (77.5%), management (22.5%)
45 Benfield Motor GroupCar dealer Newcastle upon Tyne Dec-05 292.6 4 1,137 John Squires and family (100%)
46 Play.comOnline entertainment retailer Jersey Jan-07 *292.4 n/a 600 Simon Perrée, Richard Goulding and management
47 Anglian GroupHome products supplier Norwich Apr-07 292.2 10 3,146 Alchemy Partners (90%)
48 TIS GroupEndowment policy reseller Edgware Jul-07 *290.5 *16.0 105 Promethean (51%), previous management (29%), management (20%)
49 Alexander Mann SolutionsRecruitment consultancy Central London Sep-06 290.5 5 616 Advent International, management and staff
50 RixShipping, oil distributor Hull Dec-06 289.5 3 593 John Rix & family (100%)
51 RG CarterBuilding contractor Norwich Dec-05 288.6 13 2,195 Robert Carter and family (100%)
52 PacePetrol station operator Staines Mar-06 287.8 8 384 William Pears Group (37.5%), Winston Group (37.5%), Malthurst (25%)
53 BurdensBuilding materials distributor Bristol Jun-06 †287.4 †5.0 1,080 Management and staff (42%), Burdens Foundation (35%), family (12%)
54 Stan JamesBookmaker Oxfordshire Dec-05 283.5 5 181 Fisher family
55 Stewart MilneHousebuilder Aberdeen Jun-06 282.6 46 943 Stewart Milne and family (100%)
56 The Mawdsley GroupPharmaceuticals wholesaler Manchester Mar-06 280.1 5 536 Westall family and trusts (74%), Dr John Mawdsley (26%)
57 David McLeanBuilding contractor Flintshire Jun-06 279.2 12 574 David McLean and family (96%)
58 EdringtonWhisky and rum distiller Glasgow Mar-07 *278.5 *74.0 811 The Robertson Trust (76%)
59 Burton’s Biscuit CompanyBiscuit and snack maker St Albans Dec-06 278.5 11 2,965 Duke Street Capital (80%)
60 Car GiantCar dealer West London Dec-05 277.5 2 527 Geoffrey Warren (100%)
61 FenwickDepartment store operator Newcastle Upon Tyne Jan-06 273.9 31 2,427 Fenwick family (100%)
62 TJ MorrisDiscount retailer Liverpool Jun-06 273.4 23 2,732 Thomas Morris (90%), Morris family trust (10%)
63 Park’s Motor GroupCar dealer Lanarkshire Mar-06 273.1 6 1,038 Douglas Park and family (100%)
64 Faccenda InvestmentsPoultry producer Northamptonshire Apr-06 272.6 4 2,867 Faccenda family and family trusts (100%)
65 PHSOffice services provider Caerphilly Mar-07 *271.9 *80.0 3,596 Charterhouse (100%)
66 Direct WinesWine merchant Reading Jul-06 271.2 12 891 Tony Laithwaite and family (100%)
67 Pertemps Network GroupRecruitment consultancy Warwickshire Dec-06 268.5 3 1,402 Tim Watts and family (63%), staff and management (37%)
68 ERMEnvironmental consultancy Central London Mar-07 *266.5 *23.0 2,973 Bridgepoint (57%), management (43%)
69 PentagonCar dealer Derby Dec-06 266.5 3 495 Trevor Reeve (90%) Andrew Flinn (5%) Graham Hall (5%)
70 Fayrefield FoodsDairy product marketer Crewe Dec-05 265.9 3 185 John Kerr (88%), Richard Laird (12%)
71 Simons GroupBuilding contractor Lincoln Mar-07 260.6 8 589 Paul and Philip Hodgkinson and family (96%)
72 Innovia GroupFilm manufacturer Cumbria Dec-06 *257.6 *23.0 1,389 Candover, management
73 Freightliner GroupRail haulage operator Central London Mar-07 *255.3 *21.0 1,636 3i (38%), Cognetas (38%), management and staff (24%)
74 AcisionTelecoms services provider Reading Dec-06 *254.7 *14.0 1,694 Atlantic Bridge, Access Industries
75 GM CommunicationsTravel services provider Central London Dec-05 253.9 7 989 S Nakanishi (33%), Noriaki Mito (33%), Eumitra Holdings (22%)
76 Center ParcsHoliday resort operator Newark Apr-07 *253.2 *32.0 5,629 Blackstone Group (100%)
77 Capper & CoGrocery wholesaler, retailer Glamorgan Apr-06 252.6 4 2,441 Capper family (100%)
78 Tennants ConsolidatedChemicals supplier Central London Dec-06 251 11 832 Alexander family
79 BiwaterWater services provider Surrey Mar-07 *250.6 *16.0 2,755 Adrian White and family (70%), Leslie Jones and family (30%)
80 Ballyvesey HoldingsTransport services provider County Antrim Sep-06 250.5 1 1,704 Montgomery family (100%)
81 Williams GroupCar dealer Bolton Dec-06 249.7 6 522 Williams family (100%)
82 Dean & DyballBuilding, engineering contractor Hampshire Sep-06 249 4 1,098 Dyball family (68%), management (32%)
83 MotorpointCar supermarket Derby Mar-06 248.6 4 248 David Shelton (49%), Gary Warren (49%), Paul Winfield (2%)
84 RH PattersonCar dealer Newcastle upon Tyne Dec-06 247.2 3 373 G Winter and trusts (33%), Cliff Thornton (19%), A Winter (19%)
85 Claverley CompanyPublisher, printer Wolverhampton Dec-05 247.1 5 2,759 Douglas Graham and family
86 CompAirAir, gas compressor maker Redditch Mar-07 247 9 1,821 Alchemy Partners (68%), Invensys (18%), management (14%)
87 Lotus GroupTour operator South London Oct-06 246.7 12 479 Peter Stephens (75%), Christine Burrowes (25%)
88 Berry Bros & RuddWine and spirit merchant Central London Mar-07 *246.1 *12.0 321 John Rudd and family (41%)
89 Haymarket GroupMagazine publisher West London Dec-06 244.4 21 1,906 Lord Heseltine and family
90 The Watches of Switzerland GroupJewellery retailer Leicester Jan-07 *242.9 *11.0 1,863 Management and investors (49%), Baugur (34%), J Piasecki (17%)
91 Plexus CottonCotton merchant Liverpool Dec-06 242.9 4 687 Earlam family, Textil-Imex
92 Luxfer GroupEnvironmental & healthcare manufacturer Manchester Dec-06 241.5 20 1,866 CVC, Morgan Grenfell, management
93 McLaren GroupRacing team and sports car maker Surrey Dec-05 241.1 19 1,289 Daimler-Chrysler (40%), Kingdom of Bahrain (30%), TAG (15%), R Dennis (15%)
94 CJ Lang & SonFood wholesaler, retailer Dundee Apr-06 237.4 7 1,973 Joan Scott-Adie (51%), Serena Reynolds (12%)
95 The Grass Roots GroupBusiness services provider Hertfordshire Jun-07 *237.1 *8.0 780 WPP (45%), David Evans (29%), other management
96 Wayside GroupCar dealer Milton Keynes Feb-07 237 2 635 Management
97 Langley HoldingsEngineering equipment maker Nottinghamshire Dec-06 236.9 27 1,595 Anthony Langley (100%)
98 LiberataBusiness services outsourcer Central London Aug-06 236.8 2 3,874 General Atlantic Partners
99 Seddon GroupBuilding contractor Cheshire Dec-06 *236.6 *15.0 1,691 Seddon family (100%)
100 Andrew Marr InternationalSeafood trader East Yorkshire Mar-06 235.6 4 247 Andrew Marr and family, management
101 MasstockAgricultural products supplier Cheltenham Jun-06 234.7 5 582 Vision Capital (69%), management (31%),
102 OsborneBuilder, engineering contractor Reigate Mar-06 234.4 3 964 Osborne family (100%)
103 ParfettsFood wholesaler Stockport Jun-06 234.3 4 539 Parfett family (100%)
104 Wales & West UtilitiesGas distributor Newport Mar-07 233.8 -4 1,283 Macquarie (38%), Canada Pension Plan (17%), others
105 Dick Lovett CompaniesCar dealer Swindon Dec-06 233.6 6 450 Peter Lovett and family (100%)
106 Radius Payment SolutionsFuel card manager Crewe Mar-06 231.9 1 102 John Dunning (34%), Nommac Ltd (34%), Bill Holmes (32%)
107 Randall Parker Food GroupMeat distributor Northamptonshire Sep-06 231.3 4 836 Ronald Randall (66%), W & J Parker Ltd (33%)
108 UK Car GroupCar dealer Rochdale Sep-05 230.1 10 1,206 Noel and Darren McKee and family (100%)
109 Halewood Wines and SpiritsAlcoholic drinks maker Liverpool Jun-06 230 9 1,082

John Halewood (90%)

110 AllportLogistics operator West London Dec-06 *229.7 *8.0 1,132 John Clayton (36%), William Toye (26%)
111 OptionisProfessional services group Warrington Apr-06 227.6 2 4,998 Inflexion Private Equity (65%)
112 Chapman FreebornAir charter broker Gatwick Dec-06 *224.0 *4.0 287 Christopher Chapman (70%), Carol Norman (25%)
113 DewhirstClothing manufacturer East Yorkshire Jan-07 *222.7 *13.0 13,586 Management (100%)
114 MediaVestAdvertising agency Manchester Feb-07 *221.0 *9.0 173 Andrew Jeal (29%), David Lucas (29%), Starcom MediaVest (20%)
115 Waymade HealthcarePharmaceuticals maker Essex Dec-06 220.9 8 601 Patel family
116 Barrett SteelSteel stockholder Bradford Sep-06 220.8 15 1,007 Barrett family and management
117 The John Clark Motor GroupCar dealer Aberdeen Dec-06 220.1 3 559 John & Deirdre Clark (100%)
118 Portman TravelTravel services provider Southwest London Dec-06 218.5 5 454 Vision Capital (75%), management (25%)
119 ChangeGroupBureaux de change operator Central London Dec-06 *215.8 *2.0 260 M Zackariya-Marikar (62%), B Zackariya (28%), S Zackariya (10%)
120 JM GroupCar dealer Edinburgh Dec-06 *215.7 *2.0 789 John Martin and family (100%)
121 Rullion GroupRecruitment consultancy Cheshire Dec-06 *215.5 *4.0 1,565 Saoulli family
122 Vue Entertainment InternationalCinema operator West London Nov-06 *215.5 *16.0 2,662 Management (51%), Bank of Scotland Corporate & Och Ziff Management (49%)
123 BoothsSupermarket operator Preston Apr-06 215.5 8 2,903 Booth family (100%)
124 Adams ChildrenswearChildrenswear retailer Warwickshire Jul-05 215.4 -3 4,518 John Shannon (100%)
125 Fairview New HomesHousebuilder North London Dec-06 214.7 35 480 Management (100%)
126 ApolloProperty services provider Essex Mar-07 †214.6 †26.0 627 Management and staff (79.5%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (20.5%)
127 TJ HughesDepartment store operator Liverpool Jan-06 214.5 12 1,725 PPM Capital (85%), management (15%)
128 OcadoOnline grocery retailer Hatfield Nov-06 †213.6 †-36.0 1,248 Other investors (50%), John Lewis Partnership (25%), management (25%)
129 CALA GroupBuilder Edinburgh Jun-06 213.4 23 415 Management,
130 BarrBuilder, civil engineer Paisley Mar-06 211.4 5 886 Cheevers family
131 Loyalty Management GroupLoyalty card operator Central London Sep-06 211.3 12 180 Sir Keith Mills (50%), Warburg Pincus, management and staff
132 Rubicon Partners IndustriesIndustrial conglomerate Doncaster Dec-06 *210.5 *2.0 1,877 Investors including Rubicon Partners (68%), RBS (32%)
133 The Globespan GroupTravel operator Edinburgh Oct-06 208 5 540 Thomas Dalrymple (100%)
134 All3MediaTelevision programme maker Central London Aug-06 207.6 21 945 Permira, management
135 Petrochem CarlessPetrochemical refiner, distributor Leatherhead Dec-06 *207.3 *5.0 179 Management (100%)
136 Virgin ActiveHealth club operator Central London Dec-06 *206.3 *22.0 7,388 Virgin Group Investments, Bridgepoint Capital, Permira, management
137 City Refrigeration HoldingsFacilities maintenance provider Glasgow Dec-05 206.2 2 7,731 William and Susan Haughey (98%)
138 Higgins GroupHousebuilder Essex Jul-06 205.8 17 516 Higgins family (86%)
139 Meadow FoodsDairy product producer Chester Mar-06 205.7 0 304 Simon Chantler (37%), David Pickering (17%), N Oldmeadow (14%)
140 HeadcrownBuilding contractor Central London Sep-06 204.4 13 604 Carl Brian and family (100%)
141 Airwave SolutionsCritical communications provider Slough Dec-06 †204.0 †-6.0 530 Macquarie Bank
142 TravelodgeBudget hotel operator Oxfordshire Dec-06 *203.5 *47.0 4,686 Dubai International Capital
143 Ardmore ConstructionBuilder North London Sep-06 203.4 5 231 Cormac Byrne (50%), Patrick Byrne (50%)
144 Midas GroupBuilder Bristol Apr-07 203.2 5 563 Stephen Hindley (64%), Michael Hocking (31%), Alan Hope (5%)
145 GK GroupCar dealer Chesterfield Dec-06 202.8 1 727 David & George Kenning & family (75%)
146 Sunseeker InternationalYacht builder Poole Jul-06 202.4 6 1,631 Robert Braithwaite (55%), management (25%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (20%)
147 Priory GroupSpecialist healthcare provider Surrey Dec-06 *202.3 *17.0 5,530 ABN Amro, management
148 ArcoSafety equipment supplier Hull Jun-06 201.8 6 1,703 Stephen and Thomas Martin (78%)
149 VIP Computer CentreIT component distributor Warrington Jun-06 200.4 1 142 Sahni family (100%)
150 Arsenal HoldingsFootball club operator North London May-07 *200.3 n/a 340 Danny Fiszman (24%), Alisher Usmanov (23%), others
151 Donnelly GroupCar dealer County Tyrone May-07 *200.0 *3.0 440 Terence Donnelly (85%), Raymond Donnelly (15%)
152 Hendy GroupCar dealer Southampton Dec-06 199.9 5 907 Hendy family (82%)
153 XMA InvestmentsComputer product distributor Nottingham Aug-06 199.2 2 398 Kevin Mansworth (50%), PF Lowe (22%), MJ Barton (14%)
154 Ebuyer.comOnline electronics retailer East Yorkshire Sep-06 198.6 -7 270 VIDA Capital Partners, management
155 CPP GroupConsumer protection insurer York Dec-06 198.1 19 1,572 Hamish Ogston (99.9%)
156 The Turner GroupEngineering services provider Glasgow Mar-06 †197.5 †15.0 2,587 Turner family (98.5%)
157 DanoptraGaming, leisure operator Leeds Sep-05 197 8 4,780 Cognetas (80%), management (20%)
158 TC HarrisonCar dealer Derbyshire Dec-06 *196.6 *2.0 660 Harrison family (100%)
159 ShearingsCoach holiday operator Wigan Dec-05 *195.9 *6.0 3,069 3i (68%), management (32%)
160 The Emerson GroupBuilder, property developer Cheshire Apr-07 *195.3 *80.0 882 Audrey and Peter Jones (51%), family trusts (49%)
161 TravelsphereTour operator Leicestershire Nov-06 †195.2 †19.0 421 Cognetas, Hutton Collins, management
162 Epwin GroupBuilding product supplier Cheltenham Dec-06 194.1 10 2,225 Jim Rawson (61%), Regent Trust (27%)
163 ArchantNewspaper, magazine publisher Norwich Dec-05 194.1 27 2,579 Colman and Copeman families, staff and former staff
164 Rydon GroupBuilding contractor East Sussex Sep-06 †193.9 †16.0 588 Bob Bond, John Kitchin, Paul Wright, Bank of Scotland Corporate, management
165 RobertsonConstruction services provider Stirling Nov-06 193.8 16 826 Robertson family (100%)
166 Snax 24Fuel forecourt operator Hertfordshire Sep-06 †192.8 †1.0 355 Ronson family trusts (100%)
167 Pret A MangerSandwich shop operator Central London Dec-06 192.7 9 3,358

Management (66%), McDonald's Corp. (33%)

168 J&J HaslettFood wholesaler Belfast Dec-06 191.5 4 367 Management (100%)
169 Byrne GroupConcrete frame contractor Southwest London May-06 190.7 10 687 John Byrne (50%), Patrick Byrne (50%)
170 Drive Motor RetailCar dealer Leicester Dec-06 189.1 5 632 Steve Bessex (49.5%), Paul Manning (49.5%)
171 Samuel Cooke GroupFuel, energy distributor Lancashire Dec-05 188.9 1 140 Frank Carroll Jr (61%), executors of Frank Carroll Sr (30%), pension scheme (9%)
172 DC ThomsonNewspaper, comic publisher Dundee Mar-06 187.8 41 1,953 Thomson family
173 BulkhaulSpecialist chemical logistics Middlesbrough Dec-05 †187.0 †17.0 583 Stephen Gibson (75%), Michael O'Neill (25%)
174 HarwoodsCar dealer West Sussex Dec-06 187 4 511 Guy Harwood and family (100%)
175 Macdonald HotelsHotel operator West Lothian Sep-06 186.9 27 5,299 Bank of Scotland Corporate (50%), management (50%)
176 Brandpath GroupEcommerce technology developer Marlow Apr-06 186.1 6 161 Peter Jones (100%)
177 Cowlin GroupBuilding contractor Bristol Sep-06 185.7 6 458 Geoffrey Ballard, Nick Higgs
178 GraffJeweller Central London Dec-05 185.1 34 92 Laurence Graff (97%), Anne-Marie Graff (3%)
179 Brogan HoldingsFuel distributor Strathclyde May-06 184.8 3 218 Brogan family (100%)
180 AG ThamesFruit importer, transporter Dartford Sep-06 182.2 7 417 Leon Aichen (99%), Gwendolyn Aichen (1%)
181 NES Global TalentEngineering recruitment consultancy Altrincham Oct-06 181.8 8 249 Graphite Capital (68%), management and staff (22%), Neil Tregarthen (10%)
182 Attends Healthcare GroupIncontinence products maker Newcastle Jun-06 181 3 1,028 Rutland Partners (100%)
183 Sigma PharmaceuticalsPharmaceutical distributor Watford Aug-06 180.4 4 248

Bharat Shah and family (66%), Orion Trust (33%)

184 Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporter Hertfordshire Mar-06 179.7 6 69 P & M Wallace (32%), Guernsey Nominees (31%), C Dicker (17%)
185 Drayton GroupCar dealer West Midlands Dec-06 179.3 5 438 Guest family (82%), Ken and Jane Forbes (18%)
186 Robinsons Motor GroupCar dealer Norwich Dec-06 *176.9 *4.0 492 Robinson family
187 Ogilvie GroupVehicle lessor Stirling Jun-06 176.6 7 453 Ogilvie family (100%)
188 The Denholm GroupShipping and oilfield services provider Glasgow Dec-06 *176.4 *3.0 2,321 Denholm and Brown families
189 Gilder GroupCar dealer Sheffield Apr-06 176.1 5 4,481 Shropshire family (100%)
190 Cory EnvironmentalWaste management provider Central London Dec-06 175.3 15 1,284 ABN Amro Infrastructure, Finpro SGPS, Santander Private Equity
191 P D HookPoultry producer Oxfordshire Oct-05 174.1 5 647 Hook family (100%)
192 Gilder GroupCar dealer Sheffield Dec-06 *173.2 *2.0 511 Garry Scotting
193 Morris GroupHousebuilder Cheshire Mar-06 172.6 37 351 Management (63%), Quayle Munro (23%), Royal Bank of Scotland (14%)
194 JeyesCleaning products maker Cambridge Mar-07 172.4 5 1,479 Legal & General Ventures (44%), IWP (35%), management (21%)
195 Patton GroupBuilder and contractor Northern Ireland Nov-06 172.1 10 503 Neil Patton and family
196 Alexander DennisBus and coach manufacturer Falkirk Sep-06 171.8 14 1,377 Highland & Universal (40%), Charlotte Ventures (29%), Noble Grossart (29%)
197 CraegmoorCare home operator Worcester Dec-06 *170.9 *11.0 6,963 Legal & General Ventures, LDC, RBS, Hambro, CDP
198 OfficeTeamOffice supplies distributor Croydon Dec-06 170.7 13 1,168 ABN Amro Capital (51%), management (40%), Hermes Private Equity (9%)
199 Sinclair GroupCar dealer Port Talbot Jan-07 169.9 4 576 Gerald Sinclair and family (100%)
200 Clancy DocwraContractor and developer Uxbridge Mar-06 169.2 4 1,655 Clancy family (100%)
201 Foyle Food GroupMeat processor Londonderry Dec-05 168.9 2 728 Watson family (50%), Acheson family (50%)
202 BNB Recruitment SolutionsRecruitment services provider Central London Dec-06 168.8 1 948 Roderick MacLeod (29%), Martin Pestalozzi (28%), Julian Treger (16%)
203 Micheldever GroupTyre distributor and retailer Winchester Mar-06 168.8 6 587 Graphite Capital Partners (72%), management (28%)
204 MK AirlinesFreight aircraft operator East Sussex Dec-06 168.2 8 190 Management and other private investors (100%)
205 Blackwell’sBookshops, library supplier Oxford Jun-06 167.7 -10 1,178 Blackwell family and trusts (100%)
206 Beadles GroupCar dealer Kent Mar-07 *166.0 *4.0 444 Paul Boast (49%), Peter Liddle (49%), Richard Johnson (2%)
207 Wyevale Garden CentresGarden centre operator West London Dec-06 †165.5 †10.0 3,917 Consortium including TBH Trading, BG Holding and Bank of Scotland Corporate
208 Manchester UnitedFootball club operator Manchester Jun-06 165.4 24 462 Malcolm Glazer (100%)
209 RBGEnergy services provider Aberdeen Dec-05 165.2 12 2,328 3i (50%), Ashley Group (50%)
210 Charles WellsBrewer Bedford Sep-06 164.8 12 635 Wells family and other investors
211 Eric Wright GroupConstruction contractor Preston Dec-06 164.7 7 389 Wright family
212 Brooklyn MotorsCar dealer Worcestershire Dec-06 163.4 1 471 Hill family (98%), George Foster (2%)
213 HSS Hire GroupTool and equipment hirer Heathrow Dec-06 163.3 21 2,414 Aurigo, Och-Ziff, management
214 Daniel ThwaitesBrewer Lancashire Mar-07 *162.7 *20.0 2,351 Yerburgh family
215 Moody InternationalTechnical services provider West Sussex Dec-06 *162.5 *11.0 3,585 Investcorp, management
216 Brett GroupBuilding materials supplier Canterbury Dec-05 161.5 0 943 Brett family (100%)
217 Colorama PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticals wholesaler West London Mar-06 160.4 1 240 Naresh Patel and family (50%), Arun Patel and family (50%)
218 Thomas ValeBuilding, engineering contractor Worcestershire Mar-06 160.2 2 598 3i (45%), management (43%), Vale family trust (12%)
219 BizzEnergyElectricity supplier Worcester Sep-06 160.1 2 121 Atlas Ventures, Old Mutual, management
220 Dial-a-PhoneMobile phone retailer North London Mar-06 159.8 0 1,130 Barclays (49%), Jonathan Beck (17%), Barry Beck (17%), Richard Frank (17%)
221 Cromwell GroupIndustrial equipment supplier Leicester Aug-06 159.6 10 1,579 Michael Gregory (100%)
222 M&CoClothing and homeware retailer Inchinnan, near Glasgow Feb-06 159.2 19 2,861 McGeoch family (90%)
223 PDM GroupMeat processor / energy Doncaster Mar-06 158.9 8 941 Anthony De Mulder and family (100%)
224 Lloyd MotorsCar dealer Carlisle Dec-06 *158.9 *6.0 435 Bryan Lloyd & Barry Lloyd
225 Ethel AustinClothing retailer Liverpool Sep-06 158.2 3 1,801 ABN Amro, Credit Suisse, Eos Partners, management
226 Toomey GroupCar dealer Essex Dec-06 155.6 4 487 Michael Toomey (67%)
227 The Swift GroupCaravan and motorhome manufacturer East Yorkshire Aug-06 155.1 4 930 Mutlow Smith family (84%)
228 SandicliffeCar and van dealer Nottingham Dec-06 154.6 4 695 Woodhouse family (50%), Barton family (50%)
229 BGL GroupInsurance intermediary Peterborough Jun-06 154.3 26 2,112 Family trusts (92.5%), management (7.5%)
230 Partnerships in CareMental healthcare provider Borehamwood, Herts Dec-05 †154.0 †33.0 3,018 Cinven (100%)
231 AdareMarketing services provider West Yorkshire Apr-07 *153.0 *7.0 959 Management (50%), Bank of Scotland Corporate
232 Corbett BookmakersBookmaker Flintshire Mar-06 152.9 3 295 Corbett family trust (83%), Maureen McKeon (17%)
233 Johnsons CarsCar dealer Redditch Dec-06 152.6 3 481 Management (53%), Dale family (47%)
234 Park ResortsCaravan park operator Hemel Hempstead Mar-06 152.6 27 1,427 GI Partners, management
235 BCA HoldingsVehicle auctioneer Surrey Dec-05 152 38 1,983 Montagu Private Equity, management
236 Marshall HoldingsBuilder, property developer West Yorkshire Dec-05 152 31 256 Marshall Family (100%)
237 The Edinburgh Woollen MillClothing retailer Dumfriesshire Feb-06 151.4 18 3,384 Management (54%), Bank of Scotland Corporate (25%)
238 Mabey HoldingsBridges, steel, plant hirer Reading Sep-06 150.9 26 1,151 Mabey family (99%)
239 Perkins FoodsFood producer Dartford Dec-06 150.7 6 1,076 Investors led by ABN Amro (82%)
240 Rotary GroupMechanical, electrical engineer County Antrim Sep-06 *150.4 *7.0 1,539 Jennings family (100%)
241 Edward Billington & SonFood manufacturer Liverpool Aug-06 150.2 3 550 Billington family
242 Chelsea Football ClubFootball club Southwest London Jun-06 150 -18 563 Roman Abramovich
243 FircroftTechnical Recruitment Specialist Warrington Aug-05 149.8 4 136 Johnson family, Ron Jones, Michael Cohen, Alan Giles
244 Maplin ElectronicsElectronic equipment retailer Rotherham Dec-06 149.5 11 1,388 Montagu Private Equity (70%), management (30%)
245 Nicholl Fuel OilsFuel distributor Londonderry May-06 149 2 75 Hugh and Elizabeth Nicholl
246 TragusRestaurant operator Central London May-07 *148.7 *20.0 4,444 Blackstone, management
247 FilshillFood wholesaler Glasgow Jan-07 *148.6 *3.0 266 Ronald Hannah (64%), Fraser Harrison
248 The Best ConnectionRecruitment consultancy Birmingham Nov-06 147.7 4 585 Management
249 Daniel ContractorsCivil and utility engineer Warrington Sep-06 147.7 2 964 C Daniel (50%), G Daniel (50%)
250 Steel & Alloy ProcessingMetals manufacturer West Bromwich Mar-06 415.9 1 209 Ashwell family

* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda